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Selected Works of C. Rajagopalachari Volume III, 1923–25
 
Mahesh Rangarajan, N. Balakrishnan and Deepa Bhatnagar
Price : ₹ 1450.00
ISBN : 978-81-250-5980-6
Language : English
Pages : 568
Binding : Hardback
Book Size : 158 x 240 mm
Year : 2015
Series : Selected Works of C. Rajagopalachari
Territorial Rights : World
Imprint : No Image
 
 
About the Book

Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, the last Governor General of India, was, in the words of his grandson Rajmohan Gandhi, a ‘prophetic political figure’ who predicted in 1916 the success of Gandhi’s satyagraha in India. A true follower of Gandhi, C.R., or Rajaji (as he was called), gave up a lucrative practice as a lawyer in 1919 to fight for the country’s independence. He explained Gandhi’s political moves to the Indian public in speeches, and in articles in Gandhi’s Young India. Gandhi spoke of Rajaji as one of satyagraha’s finest exponents and also as his ‘conscience-keeper’, a remark that underscored their personal relationship.

Selected Works of C. Rajagopalachari, Vol. III, 1923–25 is the third in a series of ten volumes being published in association with the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library on the writings of Rajaji, covering the period between 1907 and 1972. This volume begins with Rajaji’s efforts to educate the people on the significance of the Council-boycott resolution passed at the Gaya Congress in December 1922. A section of the Congress was in favour of Council-entry and was eager to contest the elections to legislatures with the formation of Swaraj Party in 1923. Others including Rajajiopted for complete boycott and wanted Congress to focus on the constructive programme—propagation of khadi, the removal of untouchability and prohibition. In addition to his consistent criticism of the Council-entry programme, the book also features Rajaji’s endeavour to spread the message of the constructive programme, and the setting up of Gandhi Ashram at Tiruchengodu, Tamil Nadu, in February 1925 and his subsequent withdrawal from public life. The documents in this volume also reflect Rajaji’s views on a wide range of subjects, including the treatment of political prisoners in Indian jails and the position of Indians in Kenya and South Africa.

This volume is a collector’s edition that will be useful for students, researchers and academics studying the Indian national movement in all its facets.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

1. Speech on Gaya Congress 9 January 1923

2. The Congress Week: Editor’s Notes 11 January 1923

3. The Death Waggon in Court: Article 11 January 1923

4. Party Warfare: Article 11 January 1923

5. Shall We Retrace? Article 11 January 1923

6. Congress Notes 11 January 1923

7. Editor’s Notes 11 January 1923

8. Editor’s Notes (Extracts) 18 January 1923

9. Civil Disobedience: Article 18 January 1923

10. My Guilt: Editorial 18 January 1923

11. Editor’s Notes (Extracts) 25 January 1923

12. Work: Editorial 25 January 1923

13. In Defence of Khaddar: Editorial 25 January 1923

14. Appeal to Tamil Nadu for Congress Work 29 January 1923

15. Editor’s Notes 1 February 1923

16. The Lesson of Germany: Editorial 1 February 1923

17. Release of Prisoners: Editorial 1 February 1923

18. Speech at Madras 6 February 1923

19. Volunteers for What? Editorial 8 February 1923

20. Editor’s Notes 15 February 1923

21. Compromise: Editorial 15 February 1923

22. Problems of Swaraj: Editorial 15 February 1923

23. The Object of Collections: Article 15 February 1923

24. Editor’s Notes 22 February 1923

25. Robbery of Words: Editorial 22 February 1923

26. Non-Cooperation and “Cooperative” Organisation: Editorial 22 February 1923

27. Editor’s Notes 1 March 1923

28. Give Battle this Year: Editorial 1 March 1923

29. Intensive Work in Select Places: Editorial 1 March 1923

30. Speech at Bhusaval 8 March 1923

31. Editor’s Notes 8 March 1923

32. The Finances of India: Editorial 8 March 1923

33. Speech at Nagpur 11 March 1923

34. Editor’s Notes 15 March 1923

35. Speech at Patna 21 March 1923

36. Editor’s Note 22 March 1923

37. The Agra Conversions: Editorial 22 March 1923

38. Speech at Amritsar 29 March 1923

39. The Workers’ Secret Struggle: Editorial 29 March 1923

40. Tour of East Bengal and Bihar: Editorial 29 March 1923

41. Speech at Sargodha 30 March 1923

42. Letter to Pyarelal 30 March 1923

43. Speech at Lahore 31 March 1923

44. The Punjab: Editorial 5 April 1923

45. Appeal to the Nation 7 April 1923

46. Appeal to Workers of Tamil Nadu 7 April 1923

47. Speech at Karachi 7 April 1923

48. Editor’s Notes 12 April 1923

49. Speech at Ahmedabad 12 April 1923

50. Editor’s Notes 19 April 1923

51. “Unworthy Squabbles”: Speech at Ajmer (Extracts) 19 April 1923

52. Gurukulvas: Editorial 19 April 1923

53. Editor’s Notes 26 April 1923

54. Objections: Editorial 26 April 1923

55. Dangers Ahead: Editorial 26 April 1923

56. Interview to a representative of Hindu 2 May 1923

57. The Coming Slaughter: Editorial 3 May 1923

58. Appeal to send Progress Reports 3 May 1923

59. The Coming Fight: Editorial 3 May 1923

60. Speech at a Public Meeting 5 May 1923

61. Speech on the Congress and Native States 8 May 1923

62. Telegram to Motilal Nehru 15 May 1923

63. Editor’s Note 17 May 1923

64. An Explanation: Article 17 May 1923

65. The Suspension Solution: Editorial 17 May 1923

66. Statement to Press on Congress Policy 19 May 1923

67. Statement on AICC meeting at Bombay 19 May 1923

68. Editor’s Notes 24 May 1923

69. Letter to Pyarelal 26 May 1923

70. Speech at Nagpur 31 May 1923

71. We Cannot Submit: Editorial 31 May 1923

72. Editor’s Notes 31 May 1923

73. The Gaya Programme: Article 31 May 1923

74. Speech at Dharwar 3 June 1923

75. Editor’s Notes 7 June 1923

76. What a Pity: Editorial 7 June 1923

77. The Real Question: Editorial 7 June 1923

78. A Real Conversation: Editorial 7 June 1923

79. Editor’s Note 14 June 1923

80. Interview to a representative of Hindu 19 June 1923

81. Go to Nagpur: Editorial 21 June 1923

82. Defensive Propaganda: Editorial Note 21 June 1923

83. Interview to a representative of Hindu 26 June 1923

84. Editor’s Notes 28 June 1923

85. Message to the Tamil prisoners in Nagpur Jail 29 June 1923

86. Editor’s Notes 5 July 1923

87. The Pretence of law: Article 5 July 1923

88. The All India Congress Committee: Note 5 July 1923

89. The Flag Calls You: Editorial 5 July 1923

90. Don’t Kill Him: Editorial 5 July 1923

91. More Vagrants: Article 5 July 1923

92. The Old Argument: Article 5 July 1923

93. Deshbandhu’s Activities: Article 5 July 1923

94. Will It Abdicate: Note 12 July 1923

95. The Octopus: Editorial 12 July 1923

96. The Observer’s Questions: Editorial 12 July 1923

97. What is Your Programme: Editorial 12 July 1923

98. Interview to Voice of India 19 July 1923

99. Editor’s Notes 19 July 1923

100. The Bombay Betrayal: Article 19 July 1923

101. Avaricious of Power: Editorial 19 July 1923

102. About Flag Prisoners: Article 19 July 1923

103. The Feast of Union: Comment 2 August 1923

104. Editor’s Note 2 August 1923

105. The Father of Non-Cooperation: Article 2 August 1923

106. Is not the Life More than Meat? Article 2 August 1923

107. The Test of Empire: Editorial 2 August 1923

108. Suspension of all Conversions: Editorial 9 August 1923

109. Editor’s Notes 16 August 1923

110. Furlough: Editorial 16 August 1923

111. The Law Postponed: Editorial 16 August 1923

112. The Dance of Double Falsehood: Editorial 16 August 1923

113. Reductio Ad Absurdum: Comment 16 August 1923

114. Monday: Editorial 23 August 1923

115. Editor’s Notes 23 August 1923

116. Dr. Varadarajulu’s Case: Editorial 23 August 1923

117. The Nagpur Triumph: Editorial 23 August 1923

118. The Electric Fan: Editorial 23 August 1923

119. Unfair Criticisms: Editorial 23 August 1923

120. Editor’s Notes 30 August 1923

121. Dharamayuddha: Editorial 30 August 1923

122. Editor’s Notes (Extracts) 6 September 1923

123. Mr. Vallabhbhai’s Statement: Comment 6 September 1923

124. A Prison Official’s Confessions: Article 6 September 1923

125. Letter to C. Vijiaraghavachariar 9 September 1923

126. Telegram to Mahadev Desai 11 September 1923

127. Interview on Flag Satyagraha and Political Situation 12 September 1923

128. Editor’s Notes (Extracts) 13 September 1923

129. Shame: Article 13 September 1923

130. A Common Programme: Editorial 13 September 1923

131. Letter to C. Vijiaraghavachariar 16 September 1923

132. Editor’s Notes 20 September 1923

133. Sudarshan: Editorial 20 September 1923

134. Letter to General Secretary, Indian National Congress, Bezwada 16 October 1923

135. An Appeal to Tamil Nadu 18 October 1923

136. Presidential Address at Karnataka Provincial Conference, Bijapur 19 November 1923

137. Questions Answered: Editorial 6 December 1923

138. Telegram to Devadas Gandhi 7 December 1923

139. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 8 December 1923

140. Letter to Mahadev Desai 11 December 1923

141. Convocation Message, Gujarat Vidyapith 11 December 1923

142. Editor’s Notes 13 December 1923

143. Released to Die: Editorial 13 December 1923

144. Telegram to Devadas Gandhi 13 December 1923

145. Letter to General Secretary, A.I.C.C. 16 December 1923

146. The Creed: Editorial 20 December 1923

147. Comments on Lala Lajpat Rai’s Speech 20 December 1923

148. The Tyranny in Africa: Comment 20 December 1923

149. Reply to Questions at Cocanada 26 December 1923

150. Speech on National Pact, Cocanada Congress 29 December 1923

151. Compromise Resolution on Non-cooperation, Cocanada Congress 30 December 1923

152. Reply to Debate on the Compromise Resolution, Cocanada Congress 31 December 1923

153. Appeal to Tamil Nadu Congress Workers 5 January 1924

154. Explanation of Cocanada Resolution 5 January 1924

155. Appeal for Khadi 9 January 1924

156. The Great Test: Article 10 January 1924

157. A Correction: Statement 10 January 1924

158. Te Deum for Borsad: Article 10 January 1924

159. Telegram to Devadas Gandhi 12 January 1924

160. Have you seen the half-starved peasants of our villages? Notice 12 January 1924

161. Telegram to Ramjee Kalyanjee 13 January 1924

162. Appeal to adopt Charkha 15 January 1924

163. Appeal to have Charkha in all Homes 16 January 1924

164. The African Cross: Article 17 January 1924

165. Prepare for Bapu’s Release: Editorial 17 January 1924

166. God’s Family: Editorial 17 January 1924

167. A Beautiful Address: Comment 17 January 1924

168. What is the Cocanada Decision: Notice 17 January 1924

169. Telegram to Devadas Gandhi 24 January 1924

170. Mahatmaji’s Prison-Chela: Comment 24 January 1924

171. Telegram to Devadas Gandhi 26 January 1924

172. The New Khadi Board: Article 31 January 1924

173. Payment to National Workers: Comment 31 January 1924

174. Telegram to Devadas Gandhi 6 February 1924

175. A Great Crime: Editorial 7 February 1924

176. Save Your Cotton: Comment 14 February 1924

177. The Khadi Board in Bullock Carts: Editorial 21 February 1924

178. Letter to the General Secretary, Indian National Congress 1 March 1924

179. Letter to Mahadev Desai 7 March 1924

180. Telegram to Maulana Mohamed Ali 7 March 1924

181. A Condition of Congress Membership: Article 13 March 1924

182. Letter to Mahadev Desai 15 March 1924

183. Letter to the General Secretary, Indian National Congress, Allahabad 23 March 1924

184. Letter to Utkal Congress Committee 23 March 1924

185. Appeal for Khadi Work in Tamil Nadu 25 March 1924

186. Message to School and College Students 26 March 1924

187. Letter to Mahatma Gandhi 28 March 1924

188. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 29 March 1924

189. Letter to Mahadev Desai 2 April 1924

190. Appeal for Funds for Khaddar 2 April 1924

191. Vacation Thoughts: Appeal to students 3 April 1924

192. Appeal for Khaddar 5 April 1924

193. Letter to Assistant Secretary, Kerala Provincial Congress Committee 7 April 1924

194. Telegram to Mahatma Gandhi 12 April 1924

195. Telegram to Mahatma Gandhi 14 April 1924

196. Letter to Mahadev Desai 17 April 1924

197. Letter to Jawaharlal Nehru 17 April 1924

198. Presidential Address at Mayavaram Taluq Conference 19 April 1924

199. Speech on Mirasdars’ Struggle 19 April 1924

200. Concluding Address at Mayavaram Taluq Conference 21 April 1924

201. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 22 April 1924

202. Telegram to Devadas Gandhi 1 May 1924

203. Telegram to Devadas Gandhi 2 May 1924

204. Letter to Pyarelal 6 May 1924

205. Views on Government’s Attitude towards Anti-Drink Campaign 7 May 1924

206. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 8 May 1924

207. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 12 May 1924

208. Appeal to support Anti-Drink Campaign 20 May 1924

209. Views on Khadi Work in Kanur Colony 26 May 1924

210. Speech on Vaikkom Struggle 27 May 1924

211. Appeal to support Vaikkom Satyagraha 2 June 1924

212. Speech on the Ethics of Satyagraha (Extracts) 4 June 1924

213. Telegram on Vaikkom Satyagraha 9 June 1924

214. Statement regarding Vaikkom Satyagraha 9 June 1924

215. Letter to Jawaharlal Nehru 13 June 1924

216. Appeal for Funds for Vaikkom Satyagraha 13 June 1924

217. Interview regarding Vaikkom Satyagraha 14 June 1924

218. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 16 June 1924

219. Statement on Vaikkom Satyagraha 25 June 1924

220. Statement on Barbarities at Vaikkom 1 July 1924

221. Message for Conference of Kongu Vellalas 12 July 1924

222. Letter to Mahatma Gandhi 24 July 1924

223. Telegram to Mahatma Gandhi 29 July 1924

224. Statement on treatment of E. V. Ramaswami Naicker in Jail 27 August 1924

225. Letter to Jamnalal Bajaj 29 August 1924

226. Letter to Mahatma Gandhi 29 August 1924

227. Statement on Satyagraha Campaigns 1 September 1924

228. Telegram to Devadas Gandhi 13 September 1924

229. Interview to a representative of Hindu 14 September 1924

230. Telegram to Maulana Mohamed Ali 18 September 1924

231. Speech on the Significance of Mahatma Gandhi’s Fast (Extracts) 23 September 1924

232. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 26 September 1924

233. Statement on Mahatma Gandhi’s Fast 26 September 1924

234. Telegram to Swami Anandanand 29 September 1924

235. Message on Mahatma Gandhi’s Health 1 October 1924

236. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 6 October 1924

237. Telegram on end of Mahatma Gandhi’s Fast 8 October 1924

238. Is it not Politics: Article 9 October 1924

239. Toleration: Article 16 October 1924

240. Letter to Mahadev Desai 16 October 1924

241. Telegram to Mahatma Gandhi 22 October 1924

242. Letter to C.Vijiaraghavachariar 27 November 1924

243. Letter to Brij Krishna Chandiwala 30 November 1924

244. Letter to S. Satyamurti 30 November 1924

245. Belgaum Congress: Article [January 1925]

246. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 8 January 1925

247. Letter to Mahadev Desai 8 January 1925

248. Letter to Mahadev Desai 10 January 1925

249. Confession of Faith: Article 15 January 1925

250. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 15 January 1925

251. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 24 January 1925

252. Telegram to Devadas Gandhi 30 January 1925

253. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 16 February 1925

254. Telegram to Devadas Gandhi 4 March 1925

255. Letter to Mahadev Desai 26 March 1925

256. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 8 April 1925

257. Letter to Dr. P. Palpu 27 April 1925

258. Interview on resignation from the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee 30 April 1925

259. Interview on Gurukulam Controversy 11 May 1925

260. Presidential Address at Gobichettipalayam Taluk Political Conference (Extracts)

15 May 1925

261. Letter to Mahadev Desai 26 May 1925

262. Introduction: Satyagrahi Maryada 26 May 1925

263. Letter to Mahadev Desai 18 June 1925

264. Telegram to Mahatma Gandhi 20 June 1925

265. A Village Experiment: Pudupalayam: Article 25 June 1925

266. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 19 July 1925

267. Letter to Jamnalal Bajaj 20 July 1925

268. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 23 July 1925

269. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 14 August 1925

270. Lokamanya Tilak: Reminiscences [August] 1925

271. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 14 September 1925

272. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 15 September 1925

273. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 29 September 1925

274. An Appeal to buy Khaddar 2 October 1925

275. Statement on South Africa Day in India 10 October 1925

276. Letter to Jamnalal Bajaj 21 October 1925

277. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 2 December 1925

278. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 10 December 1925

279. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 12 December 1925

280. Appeal to Nationalists 18 December 1925

281. Address at Chittoor 22 December 1925

282. Letter to Mahadev Desai 24 December 1925

283. Letter to Devadas Gandhi 24 December 1925


Appendices

Appendix I: Resolution moved by C. Rajagopalchari on Special Congress Session 4 August 1923

Appendix II: Report of the Presidential Address, Sholavandan 14 September 1924

Appendix III: Joint Statements

1. Proceedings of the Congress Working Committee 13 and 17 April 1923

2. Letter of resignation by the Congress Working Committee members 26 May 1923

3. Reply of the Congress Working Committee members 27 May 1923

4. Meeting for organising Gandhi Seva Sangh 13 July 1923

5. Telegram to Devadas Gandhi 20 January 1924

6. Telegram to Mahatma Gandhi 5 February 1924

7. All-India Deshbandhu Memorial 6 August 1925

Appendix IV: Miscellaneous Items

1. Volunteer Pledge, Ahmedabad Congress 28 December 1921

2. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statement on Nagpur Satyagraha 23 August 1923

3. Letter from Mahatma Gandhi 22 March 1924

4. The Agreement and the Spinning Franchise 26 December 1924

5. Letter from Mahatma Gandhi 16 July 1925


Chronology (January 1923–December 1925)

Index

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

  1. Mahesh Rangarajan is Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), Teen Murti House, New Delhi.

  2. N. Balakrishnan is former Deputy Director, NMML.

  3. Deepa Bhatnagar is Head, Research and Publications Division and NMML Archives.


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